Artikel posted in 2012

  • Vote recount costs Khon Baan Rao clear majority

    Vote recount costs Khon Baan Rao clear majority

    PHUKET: A recount of votes cast in a single electorate in the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO) council election on Sunday has cost the leading Khon Baan Rao party its

  • Phuket police silent on top cop reshuffle

    Phuket police silent on top cop reshuffle

    PHUKET: One of Phuket’s high-ranking police officers today said he was surprised by the announcement in a Thai-language newspaper that Phuket’s top-ranking police officer, Chonasit Wattanavrangkul, will be transferred out of Phuket. Speaking to the Phuket Gazette this morning, Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Chalit Kaewyarat said, “I do not know where the list of transfers printed in the newspaper is from, and I have no idea whether or not Maj Gen Chonasit will be transferred

  • Village people file complaint over Phuket pub noise

    Village people file complaint over Phuket pub noise

    PHUKET: Villagers in Baan Tha Rua in Srisoonthorn, just north of Phuket’s famed Heroines’ Monument, yesterday filed a group complaint against one entertainment venue in the area for noise pollution and closing after the regulated trading hours. Village chief Chalermpol Gerdsub handed the complaint to Prapan Kanprasang, chief of the Damrongtham Center (ombudsman’s office) at Phuket Provincial Hall.

  • Tour company offers compensation for capsized speedboat ordeal

    Tour company offers compensation for capsized speedboat ordeal

    PHUKET: The Phuket-based company operating tours on board the speedboat that capsized off Phi Phi Island in rough seas yesterday has vowed to cover all medical expenses for those injured in the incident and to offer compensation for the emotional stress suffered. Pongsak Pachantabut, the manager of Phuket New Generation Travel Company, today confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that there were 37 tourists of varying nationalities and four crew members on board the speedboat, the Luk Pradu 26, at the time of the incident, not

  • Police brutality complaint filed over drug suspect arrest

    Police brutality complaint filed over drug suspect arrest

    PHUKET: A man who claims his nephew was severely beaten by five Thalang police officers trying to extract more information after they had arrested him for drug possession has filed a complaint at the Phuket Damrongtham Center (ombudsman’s office).

  • Khon Baan Rao slides into clear majority in Phuket election

    Khon Baan Rao slides into clear majority in Phuket election

    PHUKET: The Khon Baan Rao Party won 13 of 24 seats in the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO) council election on Sunday, according to the preliminary vote count, giving the local “pink party” a clear majority. Khon Baan Rao, meaning “People from Our House” and led by PPAO President Paiboon Upatising, lost six of the 19 seats the party contested. The remainder were won by independents, who had a healthy showing with 37 independent candidates contesting the 24 seats available.

  • All safe after Phuket speedboat capsizes in rough seas

    All safe after Phuket speedboat capsizes in rough seas

    PHUKET: The Phuket Marine Police have confirmed that none of the tourists or crew on board a speedboat that capsized in the heavy seas off the coast of Phi Phi Island are missing.

  • Turtle tangled in fishing net rescued from Phuket beach

    Turtle tangled in fishing net rescued from Phuket beach

    PHUKET: An adult Ridley sea turtle, tangled up in a discarded fishing net, washed onto Karon Beach alive, but injured, yesterday afternoon. The female turtle, weighing about 40 kilograms was spotted by a tourist on the beach. A lifeguard, alerted to the situation, contacted the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) Endangered Species Unit.

  • Phuket ‘false rape’ victim Bamford to reveal all on Australian prime time TV

    Phuket ‘false rape’ victim Bamford to reveal all on Australian prime time TV

    PHUKET: Stevie Bamford, the 21-year-old Australian tourist who in June

  • Heavy rain blamed for Phang Nga bus accident

    Heavy rain blamed for Phang Nga bus accident

    PHUKET: Police assess that heavy rain caused a bus carrying 20 passengers from Haad Yai to Phuket to overturn on a curve in Phang Nga yesterday, injuring 16 people. Lt Col Sanae Aukod of Phang Nga Town Police received notice of the accident, at the Phu Nga Thani curve, in Takdad, Muang, Phang Nga, at about 6pm. Police accompanied by rescue teams from Wat Gao and Phu Nga arrived at the scene to find the bus on its side in a roadside drainage ditch.